Apple 2023 MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip
Editor's note: David was able to get this MacBook for $1,860 through Best Buy's open box policy. Because it was an open box, it did not come with a charger brick.
Longtime friend of GI and Apple enthusiast extraordinaire David dropped by with his new purchase: a 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro chip. David let us get a good look and try out the MacBook, and we were impressed enough to start contemplating ways to acquire one immediately.
With 12-core CPU, 19-core GPU, 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, 16GB Unified Memory and 512GB SSD storage, this MacBook is no joke. This is one of the quietest laptops we've ever seen and it's also the most technologically advanced and gorgeous, too.
When we were allowed to play around with it, it was fantastic to use. Everything seemed natural as an already iPhone user, and the laptop was light and thin. The speakers included are absolutely the best on the market and made lots of design sense, with Apple placing them on top of the laptop where they could project best. There were many connection options as well: Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SD card reader slot and an HDMI port were immediately available as well as a MagSafe port. The best part, however, was the battery life. With the M2 Pro chip, the MacBook gave a noted 20 hours of battery life. There is nothing else on the market doing that well in terms of battery life in a laptop.
This will cost you a pretty penny as most Apple products do, but it's worth it. The computing power, the stellar and best-in-class battery life, and the beautiful and sleek design all make this a must-buy if and when you have the chance to get a new laptop.
Where to buy: Apple.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com
All photos courtesy of Apple.com